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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, right celebrates with Jonathan Schoop after driving him in with a two run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. This was the second of four home run Pirates starter Derek Holland gave in the Tigers five run first. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tigers hit 4 homers in 1st inning, drill Pirates 11-5

Aug. 8, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe the Detroit Tigers should get four unexpected days off more often. Or maybe they should just face a pitching staff in tatters. Either way, Detroit's struggling offense has found traction in Pittsburgh. Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer Candelario all hit home runs...

Detroit Tigers' Niko Goodrum (28) slides into second with an RBI double as the throw from Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Cole Tucker heads to second baseman Erik Gonzalez (2) in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The hit drove in two runs. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tigers outslug Pirates 17-13 in 11 innings after layoff

Aug. 8, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-13 in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting lineup batting under...

Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates his game-winning RBI off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Burdi in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cruz's walk-off single lifts Twins past Pirates 5-4

Aug. 4, 2020 12:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates for their fourth straight win, setting off an amusing socially distant celebration tailored for the COVID-19 era. “We don’t know what...

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, right, hits a winning single during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Báez's single in 11th gives Cubs 2-1 win over Pirates

Aug. 2, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by Major League...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Adam Frazier (26) celebrates with Cole Tucker (3) as he crosses home plate in front of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina after hitting a two-run home run off relief pitcher Bobby Wahl during the eighth inning of an baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Frazier hits go-ahead homer in 8th, Pirates edge Brewers 8-6

Jul. 28, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. A day after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth in what became an 11-inning loss, Pittsburgh delivered a bit of payback...

Milwaukee Brewers' Keston Hiura celebrates after he and Lorenzo Cain scored on a double by Ryan Braun off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Kyle Crick during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Brewers rally past Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings

Jul. 28, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Sogard doubled home Brock Holt in the 11th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a rain-delayed 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. The Brewers trailed by four entering the ninth but took advantage of another shaky performance by the Pittsburgh bullpen to...

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton (17) argues with home plate umpire Jordan Baker during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, July 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pirates manager Shelton argues through mask, gets 1st ML win

Jul. 26, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Derek Shelton staged baseball’s first major, socially distanced umpire argument, then got his first victory as a big league manager as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Sunday. Colin Moran and Jose Osuna homered, and Mitch Keller pitched five solid...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (35) is met at home plate after hitting a grand slam during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pandemic MLB exhibition games have make-it-up-as-you-go feel

Jul. 20, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

A seventh-inning stretch without fans at Yankee Stadium was far from the oddest happening on the second day of summer exhibitions in the majors. The first inning ended at Dodger Stadium without Los Angeles making a single out Sunday night, a game went to the 10th inning in Philadelphia even with the Orioles...

Texas Rangers pitcher Edinson Volquez throws to the plate in an intrasquad game during baseball practice at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Walker, Volquez, Holland, Morrison make opening-day rosters

Jul. 19, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia second baseman Neil Walker, Texas pitcher Edinson Vólquez and Pittsburgh pitcher Derek Holland have made opening-day rosters. So have Milwaukee first baseman Logan Morrison, Cincinnati pitcher Nate Jones, Tampa Bay pitcher Aaron Loup and New York Yankees pitcher Luis...

In this May 4, 2018, photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper is hugged and lifted off the ground by his manager Dave Martinez in the dugout prior to the start of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park in Washington. High fives and fist bumps are out. Hugs are a no-go. And just like crying, there's no spitting in baseball, at least for now. Things sure will be different when it's time to play ball in two weeks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

No high-fives? No spitting? MLBers adjust in COVID world

Jul. 10, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wanted to hug, high-five and fist bump his players. After all, the defending World Series champions spent nearly four months apart before resuming workouts last week. Then, he remembered: Those are out. And just like crying, now there's no spitting...